Neuro-Diagnostics

Neuro-DiagnosticsOur team of experienced physicians is dedicated to diagnosing and treating adults and children with a range of neurological care needs.  We believe Alaskans should not be forced to leave the state to receive first-rate neurological healthcare. Because we are a fully staffed clinic, AKNC is able to provide comprehensive care for a wide spectrum of conditions, including migraine headaches, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, sleep disorders, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, speech disorders, and pain management.

All of our neurologists pursue ongoing training in the newest research and techniques. Our emphasis on evolving treatments combined with our unrivaled concentration of experience makes it possible for Alaskans to get the care they need right here at home.

Below is a partial list of some of the neuro diagnostic tools we routinely employ:

EMG:

An electromyogram (EMG) is a test that is used to record the electrical activity of muscles. When muscles are active, they produce an electrical current. EMGs can be used to detect abnormal electrical activity of muscle that can occur in many diseases and conditions, including muscular dystrophy and nerve damage.

NCS:

Short for nerve conduction study, NCS is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the function of motor and sensory nerves. This test is often performed in conjunction with an EMG.

Neuro psychological assessments:

These tests are useful for patients with known or suspected brain conditions such as neurological disease.

Sleep studies

The sleep studies we administer are focused on neurology and how that impacts your sleep condition.

Imaging:

AKNC boasts the latest and most comfortable technology to help accurately diagnose a range of neurological conditions.

We routinely provide neuropsychological evaluation for individuals with:

  • Acquired brain injury (concussion and traumatic brain injury)
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease)
  • Systemic diseases affecting the brain or central nervous system (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis)
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